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Active RetireesTM | 43 Q&A with George Kimpton 1 Visit the Wordpress homepage. w: www.wordpress.com 2 Click on the ‘Get started here’ button. 3 Enter your new account information and select a URL for your blog. 4 You will be sent an email to activate your account. Follow the instructions in the email. 5 Choose a design, also known as a theme, that suits your blog. 6 Tweak and customise your settings through the ‘Dashboard’ to get it looking the way you want. 7 Start typing! Write your blog with passion on a regular basis and you should soon be rewarded with a steadily increasing following. Try it, it’s addictive. start your own BloG Starting your own blog is simple. But first you need to work out the balance between what you want to say and what people will want to read. Once you have decided on your subject, you need to select a blogging software provider. The two largest and easiest to use are Wordpress and Blogger. Due to the usability and networking structure of Wordpress, it is generally recommended over Blogger for first-time users. It’s free, and you can have a working blog in just seven simple steps: QHowdoIusethe ‘help’ function in software on my PC? a This is a very useful tool. Depending on the version of Windows you are using, the first display page will vary but in all cases you will be offered a range of choices such as ‘What’s New’, ‘Windows Basics’, ‘Networking’ and more. If the topic you need help with does not appear, enter your query in the search box at the top. Make it as concise as possible. This will bring up a series of topics based on your question. Select the result that seems most likely to match your query. To help you understand what the instructions are you will find some text highlighted in blue. Clicking on the blue text will open a panel of information. If you still don’t find what you are after there is a third way. In the top panel in Windows XP is an ‘Index’ icon. Again, type in a keyword or just scroll. do you have a tech question? e: hallie@mahlab media.com.au
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